Olde Time Base Ball

Olde Time Base Ball Game

To help celebrate the bicentennial of the arrival of the Cahoon family in 1810, a huge celebration was held throughout the city, and part of that celebration included a base ball (two words) game as was played in olden times. Playing under the rules of 1865, the Villagers hosted the Cleveland Blues. Under the direction of Coach Ray Yoder, the Villagers made a fine showing but were ultimately defeated by the more experienced Blues. The members of the Villagers, made up primarily of members of the Bay Men’s Club, found joy in playing the game the old-time way, and the team continues to play opponents of similar clubs throughout Northeastern Ohio about four or five times a year. Watch the Facebook page of the Bay Men’s Club for the schedule of future Villagers games.

Posted in Bicentennial.